A 15-year-old Wyoming boy accused of bringing two handguns and ammunition to his school two years ago will spend 20 years from his life in prison.
At the age of 13, Dale Warner, an eighth-grade student at Sage Valley Junior High, brought the weapons and threatened to kill nine of his classmates a few days after his biological dad passed away. In January, he pleaded guilty to assault and possession of a firearm. He had been held accountable and was subsequently charged with nine counts of attempted first-degree murder for the threats he made.
Warner blamed his emotional state following the loss of his biological father in 2018.
The teen’s adopted dad said that the judgment was very strict regarding the boy’s age: “I don’t understand. I would like to know why they were so harsh in this case.”